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First time at Mount St. Helens

First time at Mount St. Helens

Hi everyone, here’s our first post in over a year. Whoops! A couple of weekends ago looked like it could easily be the last warm, sunny weekend of the year. We knew we had to take advantage of this, and for a while had planned to do our annual trip to Second Beach, since we haven’t been so far this year. But after thinking about it a little bit, I decided I wanted to go somewhere new and different. The mountain foliage is putting on its magnificent display now, so I knew we had to try to see it.

Harry's Ridge - Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument

October 14, 2018 0 comments Read More
A Weekend of Frozen Lakes

A Weekend of Frozen Lakes

In our resolution to make it outside more frequently, we decided to spend the first full weekend of the year doing just that. It’s been exceptionally cold recently in the Puget Sound region, so getting out has been interesting. We had painfully beautiful weather all week, which led to a lot of pining for the freshly snow-covered mountains that stood up razor-sharp against the clear sky. Though of course, as Friday gave way to the weekend, the clouds rolled in, and everything became grey again. That’s January in Seattle.

January 12, 2017 0 comments Read More
2016 Recap

2016 Recap

Happy New Year! 2017 is finally here, thank goodness! While 2016 wasn’t the best year anybody could remember in a lot of ways, for us personally there were a ton of good things about it. Here’s a quick recap of some of those things!

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January 2, 2017 1 comment Read More
Anniversary Hike to Mount Catherine

Anniversary Hike to Mount Catherine

Mount Catherine was recommended to me by a wonderful coworker of mine who had just accomplished it. When he told me about it, it ticked all of the boxes that I had in mind for this nebulous anniversary hike: short, scenic, close to home, and not too crowded. We’ve had a busy month in July and didn’t want to spend all day driving or out on the trail, but rather wanted plenty of time left in the day to relax at home together.

Mount Catherine, Hyak, Washington

August 9, 2016 1 comment Read More
Heybrook Lookout

Heybrook Lookout

There’s a trailhead on the side of Highway 2, just inside the National Forest boundary, that we’ve often sped past as we head east into the mountains. Its proximity and mystery always intrigued me. There are never many cars parked in the modest lot, and no features ever stood out besides the steep wall that the trail must have hugged. No road sign calls it out as an attraction. Finally, I remembered to look it up when I had signal, and learned about the short, steep trail to the Heybrook Lookout.

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May 1, 2016 0 comments Read More